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Home made Snow socks

Postby go get the bird » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:57 pm

Here is my build of some home made snow goose socks-

You will need:
-white cloth (I suggest starting with only a few yards to see if you are actually up for the challenge)
-white thread
-cardboard
-sewing machine
-black marker


I first start by getting a helper.
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My next step is to make a pattern, any shape you want. I chose to make a few different shapes, but had the best luck with a tear drop shaped sock. I cut out multiples at a time.
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After getting them cut out, I sew the ends so there is a "tube" on each side. This is for the coat hanger to run through later.
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Next I sew on a small triangle on the "inside" of the decoy. It is there to keep the hanger in place on the inside.
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This is how it looks on the "inside" of the decoy.
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Re: Home made Snow socks

Postby go get the bird » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:08 pm

Sew the decoy sides together now, making sure the triangle you've sewn on is on the OUTSIDE. I usually sew them 1/4-1/2" from the edge of the fabric.

My 6th step is to make the rod that supports the decoy on the inside and the opening ring.
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This is the other end - is run through the "tube" already sewn in the opening.
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Next, turn your decoy right side out, so the seems are on the inside. Thread the rod through the triangle (now on the inside), and thread the ring part through the "tube" in the neck area.
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To finish the decoy, hook the end of the round part to the shaft, and crimp closed. Finished product should look like this:
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Use the black marker to make whatever design on them you want. I found a permanent marker works better than paint, as it does not soak in, and is dry almost instantly.
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Re: Home made Snow socks

Postby go get the bird » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:11 pm

One more picture of some others I made.
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This is not for the faint of heart. It takes time to perfect not only sewing them evenly, but also getting everything to line up correctly. I would suggest it for anyone, but it's not for most. Good luck! :thumbsup:
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Re: Home made Snow socks

Postby shootable Goose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:53 am

Could you post a picture of what they look like with stakes and everything.
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Re: Home made Snow socks

Postby Joel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:36 am

What about using a poly whoven feed sac there white
On the inside and stiff you would not need a body support system

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